Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Geologist licensing. Adds and amends definitions concerning the licensure and practice of geologists. Allows the board of licensure for professional geologists (board) to elect a secretary who is not a member of the board. Requires the board to meet at least two times each year. Allows a licensed geologist to request an informal review within 30 days of receiving a complaint. (Current law allows the request to be made within 20 days.) Provides that if the board compels a licensed geologist to respond to a complaint or charges the response must be in writing and the notification must be sent Geologist licensing. Adds and amends definitions concerning the licensure and practice of geologists. Allows the board of licensure for professional geologists (board) to elect a secretary who is not a member of the board. Requires the board to meet at least two times each year. Allows a licensed geologist to request an informal review within 30 days of receiving a complaint. (Current law allows the request to be made within 20 days.) Provides that if the board compels a licensed geologist to respond to a complaint or charges the response must be in writing and the notification must be sent by certified mail. Makes changes to the education and experience requirements to be a licensed geologist. Allows a person who is licensed in another state to be licensed in Indiana if the other state's standards are substantially equal to Indiana's requirements. (Current law allows a person who is certified in another state to apply for a state license and requires the other state's standards to be at least equal to Indiana's standards.) Requires a licensed professional geologist to obtain continuing education in the geological sciences as a condition of license renewal. ... View more